31 March 2021
My latest two Teddies are cousins, possibly a
few times removed.
on the left in this family album photo, is a bear
who never ceases to be amazed
by what he sees and hears.
His two great passions in life are
the circus and long novels.
According to Joseph, his particular favourite is that great book by
Thomas Bearr, Joseph
His cousin Gregory
is a nice bear, bubbly and easygoing, but often a bit confused. (When they were posing for this photo, Gregory was not entirely sure where the camera was)))
He knows very well
that there is definitely
something he wants to do in life,
but he can never quite remember
exactly what it is.
When Gregory feels even more confused than usually, he comes to
Joseph for advice. He freely admits that his cousin, even if only
slightly older, is much much wiser.
I would like you to meet my new Teddy. His name is Roderick.
He is a dapper little bear, kind, genial and very neat in his habits.
So why, you may ask, do his friends call him Nuts?
The answer is quite simple.
No-one, of course, thinks that Roderick is crazy. No, the nickname came
about because he is, to put it mildly, rather partial to nuts and dried
Believe it or not, he even prefers them to such traditional bear
delicacies as honey and... er... more honey)))
23 January 2021
My Teddy Bear Hospital
has just discharged its first patient of 2021. The patient, who will
remain anonymous, was a much loved and very nice Teddy of a certain age
(probably about 60).
He was admitted a
couple of weeks earlier because he had lost his voice! My first task,
therefore, was to give him his voice back. After he was admitted, a
further ailment was discovered: a very sore left foot. This too given
all due attention, and the Teddy eventually had the entire sole
replaced. The process involved 'ageing' the patch so that it would not
look out of place on a 60-year-old.
The Teddy has now been
reuinted with his owner, who was very pleased to see him - and hear him